July 27, 2019, 1:44 pmZion WilliamsonPF, New Orleans Pelicans
Pelicans' executive David Griffin stated that Zion Williamson is still getting taller.
One of Williamson's biggest criticisms is his weight and how it might hamper his ability on the court. However, Griffin doesn't seem to be worried, stating that "We’re not exactly sure what he’ll look like in the end. So a playing weight is not what you look for." If everything goes well than Zion could end up being one of the best players of the generation, but everyone already knew that.
Source: The Athletic
November 19, 2019, 12:38 amMike ConleyPG, Utah Jazz
Mike Conley played relatively well on Monday, posting 15 points on 6-of-15 shooting, with six rebounds, six assists and one 3-pointer.
It's not mind-blowing, but we'll take it. Slowly, but surely Conley appears to be adjusting to his new team, dropping solid games here and there after a forgettable start to 2019-20. Speaking of struggles, it was Donovan Mitchell who could not buy a bucket tonight, going 5-for-24 from the floor for 17 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two 3s.
November 19, 2019, 12:37 amCJ McCollumSG, Portland Trail Blazers
C.J McCollumn continued to stroke the ball well in Monday's blowout loss against the Rockets, finishing with 25 points (10-of-19 shooting), five rebounds, three assists, two steals and five triples in 35 minutes.
McCollumn was the lone bright spot for the floundering Blazers, and has been on a bit of tear over his last four games. He's been shooting over 50 percent from the floor on an average of 20 shots a game, which has done a lot to make up some of the lost ground he has made for himself to start the season. He is still in a bit of a buy-low window, and is someone worth thinking about if your team is in need of the scoring, triples and a smattering of assists and rebounds.
November 19, 2019, 12:36 amJames HardenPG, Houston Rockets
James Harden was ultra-efficient in a win over the Blazers on Monday as he put up 36 points (11-of-19 FGs, 9-of-10 FTs), six rebounds, five assists, five 3-pointers, one steal and one block in 33 minutes.
Harden was able to cut out a bit early in this game since the Rockets had a large lead. Among players that have played more than three games, Westbrook is first in 8-cat and second to Karl-Anthony Towns in 9-cat. There was understandable concern that Harden could lose a decent amount of value this season, but Russell Westbrook's presence has hardly put a dent in his production.
November 19, 2019, 12:33 amJoe InglesSF, Utah Jazz
Joe Ingles played a hefty 34 minutes off the bench on Monday, but struggled with his shot as he went 4-of-12 from the field to finish with 12 points, eight rebounds, three treys and five dimes.
Ingles' struggles off the bench continue to plague him, but believe it or not, tonight's line has been one of the more pleasant ones from a fantasy perspective. He's still adjusting to his new role as a facilitator off the bench and should find some better form eventually.
November 19, 2019, 12:30 amDamian LillardPG, Portland Trail Blazers
Damian Lillard couldn't get his shot to fall in Monday's blowout loss to the Rockets, finishing wth 13 points (4-of-15 shooting), 11 assists, six rebounds and four assists in 35 minutes.
The shooting struggles have been a part of Lillard's game all season, but that hasn't stopped him from producing at a top-5 level. He'll likely bounce back in his next one.
November 19, 2019, 12:28 amRudy GobertC, Utah Jazz
Rudy Gobert collected 14 rebounds to go with his 16 points (5-of-8 FGs, 6-of-7 FTs), one assist, one steal and one block in a 112-102 loss to the Wolves on Monday.
He had his hands full, trying to contain a younger and more athletic Karl-Anthony Towns. Considering that, Gobert still managed to post a well-rounded fantasy line. He's not as impressive and imposing as he was a few seasons ago, but he stays relevant as a source of rebounds and defensive stats.
November 19, 2019, 12:26 amDejounte MurrayPG, San Antonio Spurs
Dejounte Murray didn't do much in the Spurs' 110-117 loss against the Mavericks on Monday night, finishing his night with eight points, fve rebounds and three assists in 25 minutes.
The minutes restrctions that have been placed on Murray should be coming off soon, and frankly the Spurs are in dire need of that with their sluugish start to the year. The guard play behind him has been suspect throughout the year, and was not much better tonight. Expect Murray to be better than this moving forward.
November 19, 2019, 12:25 amBojan BogdanovicSF, Utah Jazz
Bojan Bogdanovic tallied a team-high 18 points on 7-of-17 shooting Monday's loss to the Wolves, adding six rebounds, three treys and two assists in 31 minutes.
Bogdanovic's shooting may see some fluctuation on a game-to-game basis, but at an overall .455 clip from the field on the season, we're not going to complain too much. He continues to be a steady source of points, threes and serviceable peripherals this season.
November 19, 2019, 12:18 amLaMarcus AldridgePF, San Antonio Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge was just okay in a close loss against the Mavericks on Monday, finishing his night with 16 points (7-of-14 shooting) to go with nine rebounds, two assists, and one block in 35 minutes.
Aldridge continues to alternate great games with so-so ones, and while that's perfectly fine in roto settings and get a little frustrating in head-to-head. Regardless, the big man seems locked into another season of producing at a top-40 rate, and should continue to be plugged into all lineups.
November 19, 2019, 12:06 amDeMar DeRozanSG, San Antonio Spurs
DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 36 points in Monday's loss against the Mavericks, adding eight rebounds, four assists and a steal in 34 minutes.
DeRozan badly needed a game like this to help jump-start what has been a lackluster beginning to his fantasy season. Though the issues him with lie more in his diminishing counting stats than it does his scroing output, a game where he looked sharp like this one could hopefully lead to better all-around performances down the road.